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Old 25.02.2011, 19:46
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

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You know, this campaign has taken on a bit of a sinister twist for me. Spend 60-. and get a plastic glow in the dark lozenge with a ball bearing in it. The choking hazard aside, I'm just wondering how much perfectly good food is going to end up being chucked in the bin just because parents broke under pester power, and spent the required simply to aquire the said glow in the dark tube with ball bearing (which I'm sure costs only a few rappen to produce)

it all started as a bit of fun - a marketing execise without doubt, but nevertheless still fun. However it seems that migros are now milking it for all they can get.
Do what we do - stock up on Zürisäckli!! Well, in our neck of the words, Abfallgebuhrenmarken (rubbish collection stickers - just stick one on any 35L bag and it gets whisked away!!).
They keep indefinitely, and we're definitely going to use them sometime in the next few months!

Another trick, if you're like me and have M-Budget pre-paid (or any other pre-paid mobile you can buy recharge vouchers for at Migros) is to get a top-up on the special promo days ... Again, money you were going to have to spend anyway, and it doesn't go off!
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Old 25.02.2011, 22:58
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Animal nanos to give away [or swap] ?

As many of you, I agree that Migros has gone too far in "buying our kids' mind" this time and that there is even health danger (as my mum reminded me this evening) with those nanos...I am therfore ¨strict" with this mania and my kids only get the ones from my occasional grocery shopping at the Migros. But there are 2 they just crave for: the pinguin and the tiger nanos...Would anybody be so kind and save me some arguing by sending me those 2 (other animal nanos would be welcome to I guess if not possible) ???? As we do not have many nanos, I could offer an exchange only with an orange one (Halloween like) and ev. a white one (sorry). Thanks in advance.
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Old 26.02.2011, 02:06
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I'm starting to think there's a black market in these things. ...
They are definitely being sold on ricardo.ch
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Old 28.02.2011, 14:32
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NANO Mania getting out of hand

Hi everyone
is it just me or is this Nano mainia getting out of hand ?
As most of you know on a Wednesday it is the special Nano day and you have to spend 60 chf to get the special. So having 2 children and spending over 120 chf you would think I would get 2 specials...correct ?
Wrong,

Migros are only giving out one Nano per customer order irrespective of the amount you spend.
Now I think this is ludicrous becuase it means I either go round the supermarket twice to get 2 receipts ( but then she or he may recognise me and say no you have already had a special) , so my options are 2 separate migros shops or one Migros in store shop and one online shop.
I made a complaint to Migros via e mail and I just got a brief reply e mail saying "sorry but our rules are one Nano per customer".

Personally I think this is very cruel for the children, what do i say to my kids....you can have it but the other one cant ?
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
sorry just needed to have a rant about it and I wish I had never started helping them collect but then again if I didnt they would feel left out as all their friends have them, so i am pressured.
has anyone else complained to Migros ? Maybe we should all lobby them, it just doesnt make sense to me !
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Old 28.02.2011, 14:49
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Hi everyone
is it just me or is this Nano mainia getting out of hand ?
As most of you know on a Wednesday it is the special Nano day and you have to spend 60 chf to get the special. So having 2 children and spending over 120 chf you would think I would get 2 specials...correct ?
Wrong,

Migros are only giving out one Nano per customer order irrespective of the amount you spend.
Now I think this is ludicrous becuase it means I either go round the supermarket twice to get 2 receipts ( but then she or he may recognise me and say no you have already had a special) , so my options are 2 separate migros shops or one Migros in store shop and one online shop.
I made a complaint to Migros via e mail and I just got a brief reply e mail saying "sorry but our rules are one Nano per customer".

Personally I think this is very cruel for the children, what do i say to my kids....you can have it but the other one cant ?
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
sorry just needed to have a rant about it and I wish I had never started helping them collect but then again if I didnt they would feel left out as all their friends have them, so i am pressured.
has anyone else complained to Migros ? Maybe we should all lobby them, it just doesnt make sense to me !
You were lucky they still had them; late Wednesday morning I just got an IOU!
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Old 28.02.2011, 14:52
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Re: NANO Mania getting out of hand

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Personally I think this is very cruel for the children, what do i say to my kids....you can have it but the other one cant?
Cruel?!? In my book, cruel is something like children going to bed hungry because there's not enough food on the table or children getting beat by their parents or so...

Good opportunity to teach them that they can't have everything in life.
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Old 28.02.2011, 15:01
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

yep good point !
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Old 28.02.2011, 15:02
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Marton I got an IOU last wednesday as well, apparantly they had all sold out in lugano by 1100 !
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Old 28.02.2011, 17:00
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I am a mother of toddler so not into that position yet, but why on earth people are falling into that Nano trap? So that your kids don't feel alone because they don't have it? But when you see how stupid, how all wrong this nano thing is, isn't not worthed to put your foot down and stop the madness?

Kids want nano, so you go and buy that day, that amount of money for a little piece of plastic... One Nano special thing cost 60 chf of grocery! This is madness!
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I have a bunch of these little things. If somebody wants them, please bug me now, cause I'm about to throw them away.
I live in Lausanne.
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Sold out!!!
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Oops - I have thrown sooo many of these away because I didin't think they were safe for my 2-year old! Didn't realize this was so popular.
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Old 01.03.2011, 01:18
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

If anyone wants rid I'll take them off your hands. My nephew has been over visiting and I have sent him off with a handful and he is now hooked. I would love to send some more over to him, especially after this just happened to the poor fella today
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Hi, If anyone has extra Nanos they don't want, please let me know. My daughter is crazy about them. Thanks! Valerie
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Old 01.03.2011, 15:19
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I just read on 20 minutes that a kid aged 4 swallowed one and had to be rushed to the hospital...apparently the motehr went to fetch something for a few seconds ... poor kid he is OK now
Hmm, this is going to cost me rep but here goes...

I remember distinctly that child psychology sets the threshhold for "kid stops exploring stuff with their mouth" at about three. If my kid did something stupid like that at such an advanced age, I'd keep it quiet rather than tell the world that, sorry, my kid is a bit dim. If your child is not mature enough to play with a type of toy, don't give him that toy - end of story. I had some dangerous toys at a young age but my dad supervised me and I knew that I had to always, always follow his instructions, or else my toys and things I was allowed to use would all be removed for a year.

But then having a grandfather with a hand missing after an accident with explosives really brings home the message that dad is NOT kidding around when he says something is dangerous. On the up side, I can now use power drills, chainsaws, jack hammers (yes, my dad has a jack hammer, for fun) and blowtorches and have not killed or injured myself once doing so.

And about the nagging - since when do kids have to have everything everyone has? For my generation, it was "you're not cool without a Gameboy". Well I never got one (it was deemed useless and bad for the brain, so I got a computer with educational games instead) and learned to deal with not being part of the in crowd. Seriously, what is UP with this "path of the least resistance" approach parents have going these days? YOU are in charge, not your precious offspring.
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Old 01.03.2011, 15:23
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Was away last week, so obviously missed the 'special nano' day.

Don't normally shop at Migros, so my son's collection is kinda feeble. If anyone has any to give away, happy to meetup if cover postage.

Thanks
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Old 01.03.2011, 15:26
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Wow, I should have said yes when the cashier kept asking me if I wanted Nanos there's money to be made with the things.

Just kidding - I will join the non-Nanoists who ask for Nanos and pass them on if I get them.
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Old 01.03.2011, 15:31
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Hmm, this is going to cost me rep but here goes...

I remember distinctly that child psychology sets the threshhold for "kid stops exploring stuff with their mouth" at about three. If my kid did something stupid like that at such an advanced age, I'd keep it quiet rather than tell the world that, sorry, my kid is a bit dim. If your child is not mature enough to play with a type of toy, don't give him that toy - end of story.
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Most four year olds are past the age of putting everything in their mouth. If you have a special child who still does, then as a parent, you really need to take extra care.

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And about the nagging - since when do kids have to have everything everyone has? For my generation, it was "you're not cool without a Gameboy". Well I never got one (it was deemed useless and bad for the brain, so I got a computer with educational games instead) and learned to deal with not being part of the in crowd. Seriously, what is UP with this "path of the least resistance" approach parents have going these days? YOU are in charge, not your precious offspring.
I don't understand that attitude either. My wife and I tend to share the shopping. Sometimes she does it, sometimes I do it. Since the Nano thing started, I just happen to have avoided Migros and have ended up at Co-op each time instead.
When I get back, my eldest asks whether I went to Migros and I say no and he's happy with that. No tantrum, no big deal.

And we've actively not gone down the video game route either. We're the parents. It's our choice.
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Hmm, this is going to cost me rep but here goes...

And about the nagging - since when do kids have to have everything everyone has? For my generation, it was "you're not cool without a Gameboy". Well I never got one (it was deemed useless and bad for the brain, so I got a computer with educational games instead) and learned to deal with not being part of the in crowd. Seriously, what is UP with this "path of the least resistance" approach parents have going these days? YOU are in charge, not your precious offspring.
No you are not going to lose rep because I certainly agree with you regarding the perceived dangers of these toys and how to deal with that. And even to an extent regarding the nagging, because I have come across parents who do not know how to say no to their child ...

But I do think you are being a little black and white about it. As a parent I seem to utter the "no" word daily, hourly, minutely (if there is such a word). No to that snack (you should have eaten more lunch) no to the Wii, Xbox, watching the telly, using the computer, getting a model eisenbahn, going to play with a friend, no, no, no, no! Its all I seem to say. My children would tell you that they definitely do not have everything they want and have had to deal with being the odd ones out in a lot of things.

Regarding the nanos, I considered they were harmless enough (he is 8) and at present are obsessing the minds of every single one of his friends. Plus that they are free, well, it meant they were one of things that I decided to say "yes" too. And thanks to the generosity of some EF'ers, he now has a really good collection which he played with all day Sunday when it rained all day (thank you EF'ers!)

I am sure many of the other parents who have asked on this thread for nanos are similar to us. They try their best to parent in a responsible way and feel, well, just a little perturbed to be classified as being parents who give in to their childs' every whim, just because they have decided, this time, to join in this, yes I'm going to say it, enjoyable craze!
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And about the nagging - since when do kids have to have everything everyone has? For my generation, it was "you're not cool without a Gameboy". Well I never got one (it was deemed useless and bad for the brain, so I got a computer with educational games instead) and learned to deal with not being part of the in crowd. Seriously, what is UP with this "path of the least resistance" approach parents have going these days? YOU are in charge, not your precious offspring.
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Seriously though, you didn't get the Gameboy, and clearly you've still got issues about it , but are you telling me there weren't lots of kids who did have the "latest thing" when you were growing up? Do you really think that the proportions have changed that much?
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